Claire Hsu

Cofounder of Asia Art Archive

Besides cofounding Asia Art Archive (AAA), Asia’s most comprehensive art library, Hsu is one of the region’s foremost cultural figures, sitting on the the museum and acquisition boards of M+, among other advisory roles. The AAA has one of the most valuable collections of recent Asian art history, with more than 69,000 records including audiovisual material, periodicals and catalogues – 85 percent donated – in its open-access library in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. In 2014 it started a website with digitised entries of primary source material across Asia. This year, it continued its 15th anniversary celebrations with a lively series of events under the title Toko Pura-Pura (a pun on ‘assorted shop’ in Indonesian), led by Jakarta-based collective ruangrupa, with a popup shop, live music and talks.